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Mestecc awaits go ahead from cabinet to draft Transboundary Haze Act
PETALING JAYA: The Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (Mestecc) is waiting for the green light from the Cabinet to draft the Transboundary Haze Act.
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Mestecc awaits go ahead from cabinet to draft Transboundary Haze Act
PETALING JAYA: The Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (Mestecc) is waiting for the green light from the Cabinet to draft the Transboundary Haze Act.
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Yeo: Ministry ready to draft Transboundary Haze Act once Cabinet gives go-ahead
PETALING JAYA, Sept 19 — The Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (MESTECC) is waiting for the green light from the Cabinet to draft the Transboundary Haze Act.
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MESTECC awaits go ahead from Cabinet to draft Transboundary Haze Act
Yeo Bee Yin – Bernama file photo PETALING JAYA: The Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (MESTECC) is waiting for the green light from the Cabinet to draft the Tr...
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Visibility declines in southern Sarawak
Visibility in southern Sarawak declined to very low levels on Thursday.Readings from the Meteorological Department showed Kuching with a visibility of only 0.5 kilometres as at 12pm with an an API lev...
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Smothered by smoke, Malaysia seeds clouds to bring rain relief
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 18): At an altitude of just 3,000 feet (915 meters), flares attached to both sides of the Cessna 172 aircraft lit up brightly, dispersing chemicals over Malaysia in the hope of brin...
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Haze: Selangor schools to close for rest of the week
PETALING JAYA (Sept 18): With the transboundary haze still blanketing most parts of the country, the Selangor authorities have ordered all schools, public and private, closed tomorrow and Friday (Sept...
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Smothered by smoke, Malaysia seeds clouds to bring rain relief
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 18 — At an altitude of just 3,000 feet (915 metres), flares attached to both sides of the Cessna 172 aircraft lit up brightly, dispersing chemicals over Malaysia in the hope of br...
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Long dry spell causes water shortage in Sri Aman: Uggah
KUCHING: The unprecedented water supply disruption affecting the entire town of Sri Aman is due to the extended period of drought in the state, said Sarawak Deputy Chief Minister, Douglas Uggah Embas.
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Long dry spell caused water shortage in Sri Aman: Uggah
The unprecedented water supply disruption affecting the entire town of Sri Aman is due to the extended period of drought in the state.
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Sri Aman air quality improves to unhealthy from hazardous
KUCHING: Authorities are continuing to monitor the air quality in Sri Aman even though the Air Pollutant Index (API) is no longer at hazardous levels on Wednesday...
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Clear skies and everything is nice in Kedah and Perlis
ALOR SETAR: While thick haze is enveloping nearly most states in Malaysia, the Air Pollutant Index (API) was a mere 27 in Alor Setar and 21 in Kangar.
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There is no water crisis in Melaka, just intermittent shortages, says state rep
MELAKA: There is no water crisis in Melaka, says state Public Works, Transportation and Public Amenities Committee chairman Datuk Mohd Sofi Abdul Wahab.
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Air quality in S’wak town reaches hazardous level of 367
PETALING JAYA: Air quality in several areas in the country continued to deteriorate today, with Sri Aman in Sarawak hitting the hazardous level on the Air Pollutant Index (API). The Department of Env...
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Cloud seeding operation a success
PETALING JAYA: Despite some hiccups, the cloud seeding operation was conducted successfully with rain reported over several areas in Selangor, Negri Sembilan and Melaka.
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Cloud seeding brings rain but haze persists across Malaysia
Torrential rain fell on Kuala Lumpur yesterday after cloud seeding efforts bore fruit in the central states of Peninsular Malaysia following days of delays due to unsuitable conditions.
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Some relief from cloud-seeding, but more schools to be closed
KUALA LUMPU: Cloud-seeding brought rain relief to some haze-hit parts of Malaysia today but air quality in Putrajaya and parts of Selangor worsened, causing schools to be closed tomorrow.
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Cloud seeding yields rain over Kuala Lumpur and nearby states in Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR - Torrential rain fell on Kuala Lumpur on Monday (Sept 16) after cloud seeding efforts took off in the central states of peninsula Malaysia following days of delays due to unsuitable cond...
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Cloud seeding in Peninsular Malaysia scheduled today
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 16): Efforts will be made to reduce the haze in several states in Peninsular Malaysia which have high Air Pollutant Index (API) readings through cloud seeding scheduled today.
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Dr M to write to Jokowi over transboundary haze
PETALING JAYA: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will be writing to Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) over the transboundary air pollution clogging up the...
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Wan Junaidi: MESTECC, federal Environment Minister at fault for not doing enough to tackle haze
Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar KUCHING: The present Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (MESTECC) is not doing enough to tackle the transboundary haze problem, said for...
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Penang restricts outdoor activities as air quality reaches unhealthy level
GEORGE TOWN, Sept 12 — The Penang state government has ordered the cancellation of all outdoor activities and sports in view of the worsening haze situation in the state.
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M’sia Day event moves indoors
KUCHING: The haze enveloping the city has forced the national-level Malaysia Day celebration here to be moved indoors.
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Malaysia Day celebration shifts to indoor stadium due to haze
KUCHING (Sept 11): The haze has forced the authorities to shift the Malaysia Day celebration on Sept 16 indoors.
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M'sia Day celebration in Kuching shifted indoors due to haze
The haze has forced the authorities to shift the Malaysia Day celebration in Kuching on Sept 16 indoors.
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Awang Tengah: National-level Malaysia Day celebrations moved to Stadium Perpaduan due to haze over downtown Kuching
Awang Tengah (right) said the venue was changed due to health concerns brought about by the ongoing haze situation.
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Malaysia Day celebration in Kuching moved to indoor stadium due to haze
KUCHING, Sept 11 — The haze has forced the authorities to shift the Malaysia Day celebration on Sept 16 indoors.
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STAR, PBDSB to send protest note to Indonesian consulate if haze persists
William (left) and Soo pose for a photo at the Kuching Waterfront with the haze blanketing the view of the State Legislative Assembly Building and Mount Santubong in the background.
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Uggah: Cloud seeding can only be carried out earliest on Thursday
Uggah speaking to reporters after attending the State-level official birthday celebration of the 16th Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah in Serian today.
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Cloud seeding to take place when atmospheric conditions are suitable
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 9): A cloud-seeding operation aimed at reducing the effects of the haze, particularly in western Peninsular Malaysia and western Sarawak, will be conducted urgently when atmospheric...
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Cloud seeding to take place when atmospheric conditions are suitable
KUALA LUMPUR: A cloud-seeding operation aimed at reducing the effects of the haze, particularly in western Peninsular Malaysia and western Sarawak, will be conducted urgently when atmospheric conditio...
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API in three areas of S'wak at very unhealthy levels - and rising
The Air Pollutant Index for Kuching and two other areas in Sarawak have shot up to very unhealthy levels as of 10am today.
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Met Dept plans cloud-seeding to combat haze
A cloud seeding operation aimed at reducing the effects of the haze, particularly in western Peninsular Malaysia and western Sarawak, will be conducted urgently when atmospheric conditions permit.
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Cloud seeding to take place when atmospheric conditions are suitable
A cloud-seeding operation aimed at reducing the effects of the haze, particularly in western Peninsular Malaysia and western Sarawak, will be conducted urgently when atmospheric conditions permit.
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MetMalaysia: Cloud seeding will happen when atmospheric conditions are suitable
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 9 — A cloud-seeding operation aimed at reducing the effects of the haze, particularly in western peninsula Malaysia and western Sarawak, will be conducted urgently when atmospheri...
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Haze in Penang, API at 90
GEORGE TOWN, Sept 4 — Penang has been shrouded in haze since yesterday, with several locations in the state recording moderate Air Pollutant Index (API) readings of between 79 and 90, just below unh...
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Forest fire in Iskandar Puteri spreads to 98 hectares
JOHOR BAHRU (Aug 26): Strong winds over the past few days caused the forest fire at Kampung Pekajang in Iskandar Puteri, near here, to spread to a new area of 98 hectares today as opposed to just 16 h...
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Firefighters battling forest fire northwest of Singapore
JOHOR BARU - Malaysian firefighters have been battling for days to extinguish a massive forest fire in Johor's Iskandar Puteri district.
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Fire in Iskandar Puteri spreads, 98ha of forest affected
JOHOR BARU: Strong winds over the past few days caused the forest fire at Kampung Pekajang in Iskandar Puteri, near here, to spread to a new area of 98 hectares (ha) today as opposed to just 16 ha on ...
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Forest fire in Iskandar Puteri spreads to 98 hectares
JOHOR BARU: Strong winds over the past few days caused the forest fire at Kampung Pekajang in Iskandar Puteri, near here, to spread to a new area of 98 hectares (ha) today as opposed to just 16 ha on ...
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Forest fire in Iskandar Puteri spreads to 98 hectares
JOHOR BAHRU: Strong winds over the past few days caused a forest fire at Kampung Pekajang in Iskandar Puteri to spread to a new area of 98 hectares on Sunday (Aug 25), more than the 16 hectares on F...
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Raging forest fire spreads to 98ha in Johor
JOHOR BAHRU: Strong winds have fanned a raging forest fire at Kampung Pekajang in Iskandar Puteri, near here, which has spread over 98 hectares today from just 16 hectares on Friday.
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Forest fire in Iskandar Puteri spreads to 98ha
Strong winds over the past few days caused the forest fire at Kampung Pekajang in Iskandar Puteri, near Johor Bahru, to spread to a new area of 98ha today as opposed to just 16ha last Friday.
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Forest fire in Iskandar Puteri spreads to 98 hectares
JOHOR BARU, Aug 25 — Strong winds over the past few days caused the forest fire at Kampung Pekajang in Iskandar Puteri, near here, to spread to a new area of 98 hectares today as opposed to just 16...
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Forest fire in Iskandar Puteri spreads to 98 hectares
JOHOR BARU (Bernama): Strong winds over the past few days caused the forest fire at Kampung Pekajang in Iskandar Puteri, near here, to spread to a new area of 98...
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Waterspout spotted in Langkawi
A waterspout was seen near Telaga Habour Park at Pantai Kok, Langkawi for 10 minutes earlier today.
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Farmers’ association: More than 300ha of Perlis paddy fields affected by Aug 9 storm
PADANG BESAR, Aug 19 — A total of 319.73 hectares of paddy land under the Perlis Farmers’ Organisation Authority (LPP) comprising five regional farmers association (PKK) were destroyed in a thunde...
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Uggah: School principals, headmasters have authority to call for school closure should API hits 200
Uggah (centre) speaking to reporters after chairing the meeting.
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Sri Aman’s API 251 highest in the state
KUCHING: Hopes of improved air quality in the state was short-lived as two air pollutant index (API) stations in the state recorded very unhealthy level yesterday.
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Eight cases of bushfires in Kuching recorded today, 494 wildfires across the state
Firemen and villagers work together to put out a bushfire at Kampung Bahagia Jaya in Sibu.
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Over 400 places still affected by fires, API readings finally down
Firefighters hard at work putting out the ongoing bush fires in Kuala Baram.
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Haze chokes Miri, API readings remain hazardous
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 12 — Air quality remained at unhealthy levels in two areas in Sarawak, with air pollutant index (API) readings in Miri reaching under the hazardous category.
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Cities near equator can expect extreme weather patterns
PETALING JAYA: The highest temperature ever recorded in Malaysia was at 40.1°C in Chuping, Perlis, a small town known for its large sugar cane plantations.
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Salahuddin: Aid on the way to northern farmers impacted by freak storm
The Agriculture and Agro-based Ministry has directed officers from its agencies to inspect and asses northern farming areas hit by thunderstorms and strong winds two days ago.
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Haze reaching hazardous levels in various states
PETALING JAYA: The haze hovering over the country finally breached the hazardous level when the Air Pollutant Index (API) reading in Miri, Sarawak, reached almost 400 due to peat fires there.The town has seen API readings above 300 since early yesterday morning.PETALING JAYA: The haze hovering over the country finally breached the hazardous level when the Air Pollutant Index (API) reading in Miri, Sarawak, reached almost 400 due to peat fires there.The town has seen API readings above 300 since early yesterday morning.
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Haze in Malaysia: Air ‘hazardous’ in Miri, ‘unhealthy’ in Johan Setia
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 10 — The haze sweeping across Malaysia is at a hazardous level in Miri, Sarawak as at 1pm today.
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Met Dept forecasts heavy thunderstorms across north peninsula this afternoon
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 10 — Heavy thunderstorms are expected across the northern states of peninsular Malaysia this afternoon, following massive rain and strong winds that lashed Perlis, Kedah, Penang an...
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Freak storm and strong winds wreak havoc in Penang, Kedah and Perlis
GEORGE TOWN: A downpour coupled with strong winds close to 50kph battered most parts of Perlis, Kedah and Penang last night, uprooting many trees and causing damage to property.
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Met Department: Haze expected to clear after mid-September
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 9): The haze which has led to moderate air quality readings in several places in Malaysia, is expected to clear after mid-September. According to Meteorological Department deputy dir...
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Haze expected to clear after mid-September
KUALA LUMPUR: The haze which has led to moderate air quality readings in several places in Malaysia is only expected to clear after mid-September. According to Meteorological Department deputy directo...
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Haze expected to clear after mid-September, says Met Dept
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 8 — The haze which has led to moderate air quality readings in several places in Malaysia, is expected to clear after mid-September. According to Meteorological Department deputy d...
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Haze expected to clear after mid-September
KUALA LUMPUR: The haze which has led to moderate air quality readings in several places in Malaysia, is expected to clear after mid-September. According to Meteorological Department deputy director-g...
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Haze in Malaysia likely to continue
PETALING JAYA - The haze in the country from the fires in Indonesia is expected to persist due to the southwest monsoon winds, according to the Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia). "Our latest ...
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Kelantan DoE: Stop open burning to keep haze down
KOTA BARU: The Department of Environment (DoE) in Kelantan, concerned about the haze situation in the state, has advised the public not to carry out open burning.
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Kelantan DoE: Stop open burning to keep haze down
KOTA BHARU (Aug 5): The Department of Environment (DOE) in Kelantan, concerned about the haze situation in the state, has advised the public not to carry out open burning.
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Civil Defence Force set to deal with eventualities during haze
MACHANG, Aug 4 — The Civil Defence Force (CDF) is prepared to face any eventuality in several states affected by the current transboundary haze problems.
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Sarawak on full alert for transboundary haze: Deputy CM
MIRI: Sarawak will start preparing for a possible transboundary haze episode that is expected to hit certain towns due to the ongoing forest fires in a neighbouring country.
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Sarawak girds for possible transboundary haze
MIRI: Sarawak will start preparing for a possible transboundary haze episode that is expected to hit certain towns due to the ongoing forest fires in a neighbouring country.
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Deputy CM: Sarawak on full alert for transboundary haze
MIRI, Aug 3 — Sarawak will start preparing for a possible transboundary haze episode that is expected to hit certain towns due to the ongoing forest fires in a neighbouring country.
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Indonesia forest fires spark haze warnings in Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR: The west coast of Peninsular Malaysia and western Sarawak have begun to experience haze due to forest fires in Indonesia, Malaysia’s Meteorological Department said on Thursday (Aug 1)...
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Health DG: Be careful over haze
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 1 — Following the emergence of the haze in several areas of the country caused by forest fires in Indonesia, Ministry of Health has advised the people to cut down on outdoor physic...
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Haze returns to west coast of peninsula, western Sarawak
KUALA LUMPUR: The haze returned today to the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia and western Sarawak due to forest fires in six provinces in Indonesia.
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Thai farmers asked to delay rice planting as drought bites
BANGKOK: The Thai government has asked farmers to delay planting rice because of drought and the pumping of water from reservoirs for irrigation threatens household supplies, an agriculture ministry official said on Monday.
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Moderate quake strikes Banda Sea
KUALA LUMPUR, June 15 — A moderate earthquake, measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale, struck Banda Sea at 4.10am today.
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Sabah district flooded after hours of downpour
KOTA KINABALU: Several areas in Penampang near here were flooded after continuous heavy rain late yesterday.
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Melaka CM: Cloud seeding did not bear fruit, contingencies in place
MELAKA: Melaka Chief Minister Adly Zahari confirmed on Wednesday (May 22) says that cloud seeding exercise from May 16 to May 18 brought heavy downpours.
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Sandakan by-election: 32% voter turnout as at 12pm
SANDAKAN: The percentage of voter turnout at the by-election for the Sandakan parliamentary seat has reached 32% as at 12pm.
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32 pct voter turnout in Sandakan by-election
SANDAKAN POLLS | The percentage of voter turnout at the by-election for the Sandakan parliamentary seat has reached 32 percent as at 12 noon.
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Sandakan voter turnout hits 32pc as at 12 noon
SANDAKAN, May 11 ― The percentage of voter turnout at the by-election for the Sandakan parliamentary seat has reached 32 per cent as at 12 noon.
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Polling begins in Sandakan
SANDAKAN: Polling for the Sandakan parliamentary by-election began as soon as 19 polling stations involving 90 polling streams opened at 7.30am today.
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Polling kicks off in Sandakan by-election
Polling for the Sandakan parliamentary by-election began as soon as 19 polling stations involving 90 polling streams opened at 7.30am today.
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Polling opens 7.30am in Sandakan, closes 5pm (VIDEO)
SANDAKAN, May 11 ― Polling for the Sandakan parliamentary by-election began as soon as 19 polling stations involving 90 polling streams opened at 7.30am today.
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Polling begins in Sandakan by-election
SANDAKAN (Bernama): Polling for the Sandakan parliamentary by-election began as soon as 19 polling stations involving 90 polling streams opened at 7.30am on Saturday (May 11).
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51 evacuated as Penang hit by flash floods
BUTTERWORTH, May 9 — Heavy rains in various parts of Penang since last night resulted in flash floods and forced 51 residents in Sungai Dua and Butterworth to be moved to temporary evacuation centre...
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Sabah to be affected by El Nino phenomenon till May
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah is expected to be affected by the El Nino phenomenon which has been forecasted to last till May, said Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Deputy Minister I...
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Polling opens in Rantau by-election
SEREMBAN, April 13 ― Polling opened at 8am today in the Rantau state by-election.
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Johor to consider cloud seeding if drought continues
KLUANG (March 26): The Johor Government is to consider cloud seeding early next month if the current drought and dry conditions continue to affect the water levels at dams.
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Johor to consider cloud seeding if drought prolongs
KLUANG: The Johor government will consider cloud seeding early next month if the current drought and dry conditions continue to effect the water level at dams.
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Penang CM: Cloud seeding only if water dam level drops below 40%
GEORGE TOWN (March 25): Penang will carry out cloud seeding when the water level of the Air Itam Dam drops below 40%, said Penang Chief Minister, Chow Kon Yeow.
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Cloud seeding only if dam water level drops below 40%: Penang CM
GEORGE TOWN: Penang will only carry out cloud seeding when the water level of the Air Itam Dam drops below 40%, according to Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow.
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Clouds seeded only if dam water level drops below 40%: Penang CM
GEORGE TOWN: Penang will only carry out cloud seeding when the water level of the Air Itam Dam drops below 40%, according to Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow.
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Clouds seeding only if dam water drops below 40pc, says Penang chief minister
GEORGE TOWN, March 24 — Penang will carry out cloud seeding when the water level of the Air Itam Dam drops below 40 per cent, said Penang Chief Minister, Chow Kon Yeow.
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Heatwave hitting many parts of Malaysia
PETALING JAYA: Temperatures are set to hit 38°C in several parts of Malaysia as a heatwave grips the country.
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Seven more areas in peninsula on Level 1 heatwave alert
Thirty areas in the peninsula are reported to be in the alert level, with temperatures up to 37°C today, compared with 23 areas yesterday.
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Sungai Kim Kim clean-up team has two days to complete task
JOHOR BARU: The team cleaning up the chemical pollution in Sungai Kim Kim has just two days left to ensure that work is completed on schedule, according to Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and...
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Two days left for team to clean up chemical waste in Sungai Kim Kim
The team cleaning up the chemical pollution in Sungai Kim Kim has just two days left to ensure that work is completed on schedule, said Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Mini...
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Minister: Water rationing in parts of Kedah
KUALA LUMPUR, March 12 — Water will be rationed out to residents of Kuala Muda, Kedah due to the prolonged dry spell that is reducing water levels at the Tupah treatment plant, said Water, Land and ...
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Weak quake recorded in Ranau this morning
KUALA LUMPUR: A weak earthquake measuring 3.1 on the Richter scale occurred near Ranau, Sabah at 4.05am this morning.
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No-go for school outdoor activities in hot weather
CYBERJAYA: The Education Ministry has advised all schools against holding activities outside the classroom in view of the current hot weather.
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No-go for school outdoor activities in hot weather
The Education Ministry has advised all schools against holding activities outside the classroom in view of the current hot weather.
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